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Name: Nicholas  Evans
Institution: Australian National University
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Homepage: http://www.linguistics.unimelb.edu.au/people/staff/evans.html
State and/or Country: Victoria
Australia   
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Kayardild
Selected Publications: Dench, Alan and Evans, Nicholas. 1988. Multiple case-marking in Australian languages. Australian Journal of Linguistics, 8:1-48.
[To appear b.] Culture and structuration in the languages of Australia. Annual Review of Anthropology 32.
Evans, Nicholas, Francesca Merlan & Maggie Tukumba. Forthcoming. A first dictionary of Dalabon. Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press. (c. 460 pp.)
In press. Bininj Gun-wok: a pan-dialectal grammar of Mayali, Kunwinjku and Kune. (2 volumes) (c. 980 pp.). Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
1995a. A Grammar of Kayardild. Berlin: Mouton Grammar Library. Pp 836 + xxv. (Reviews: Studies in Language 1998, 22.2:507-515; Linguistic Typology 2000, 4.1:168-174).
1992a. Kayardild Dictionary and Thesaurus. University of Melbourne: Department of Linguistics and Language Studies. Pp 334 + xvi.
2000a. Kinship verbs. In Petra M. Vogel & Bernard Comrie, eds. Approaches to the Typology of Word Classes. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. Pp. 103-
2000b. Iwaidjan, a very un-Australian language family. Linguistic Typology 4.2:91-142.
Evans, Nicholas, Dunstan Brown & Greville Corbett. 2001. Dalabon pronominal prefixes and the typology of syncretism: a Network Morphology analysis. Yearbook of Morphology 2000, 187-231.
Evans, Nicholas, Dunstan Brown & Greville Corbett. 2002. The semantics of gender in Mayali: partially parallel systems and formal implementation. Language 78.1:109-153.
Evans, Nicholas & Hans-J├╝rgen Sasse. 2002a. Problems of polysynthesis. Berlin: Akademie-Verlag.
Evans, Nicholas & David Wilkins. 2000. In the mind's ear: the semantic extensions of perception verbs in Australian languages. Language 76.3: 546-592.
McConvell, Patrick & Nicholas Evans. (eds.) 1997. Archaeology and Linguistics: Global Perspectives on Ancient Australia. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Bininj Gun-Wok
 The Non-Pama-Nyungan languages of northern Australia
 Catching Language
 Dying Words
 Reciprocals and Semantic Typology
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Dying Words
 Reciprocals and Semantic Typology
Dissertation Director * of: Long-Distance Reflexives in Norwegian
(Tania E. Strahan, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Aspects of Intonation and Prosody in Bininj Gun-wok: An autosegmental-metrical analysis
(Judith Bishop, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Topics in the Grammar and Documentation of South Efate, an Oceanic Language of Central Vanuatu
(Nicholas Thieberger, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Kayardild Morphology, Phonology and Morphosyntax
(Erich Round, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: A Grammar of Kuuk Thaayorre
(Alice Gaby, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Perfect evolution and change: A sociolinguistic study of preterit and present perfect usage in contemporary and earlier Argentina
(Celeste Rodriguez Louro, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: A Grammar of Oksapmin
(Robyn Loughnane, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Agreement in Mawng: Productive and lexicalised uses of agreement in an Australian language
(Ruth Singer, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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